Information about compulsory induction, intellectual property advice and recommended software skills.
To get you started, we offer induction sessions for space, safety and certain tools and technology. The safety induction is compulsory for anyone wishing to use the Makerspace. You should also review our Safety information.
Visit the Makersapce for your induction. We run them on:
Be mindful when using third-party models and designs for your own creations. Models and designs are protected by intellectual property law in the following ways:
So, when searching for models and designs, look for openly-licensed (Creative Commons) or free 3D designs. You can do that by searching for 'open licensed 3D printer designs' or 'Creative Commons 3D printer designs' in your favourite search engine.
Here are a few sites where you can find Creative Commons or open-licensed 3D models:
You will need at least some basic software skills when working with digital fabrication tools. LinkedIn Learning is a fantastic resource for online software training in:
The courses are presented in modules so you don't have to sit through a whole course to find what you need.
First time user? When you access LinkedIn Learning, a profile will be created for you. Having a profile lets you manage your courses, access playlists, bookmarks, recommendations and certificates of completion. You can integrate your LinkedIn Learning course completion certificates with your LinkedIn account, to enhance your professional profile.
If you're having problems, ask the Library for help.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.